Completely non-Blam related, Biodegrader is a Deathmatch fixer plugin currently under development and testing by Badlands, as well as a brave few others. Due to the lack of a major HL distribution center, I've posted a copy of it here, so anyone willing to try it out and file bug reports is welcome to grab it and give it a whirl.

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With MWNY coming up, and myself being a border, a continent, and several hundred dollars away from it, I'm looking for an intrepid, camera equipped MWNY attendee willing to take a few shots and write a jot down a few things, and send them in that we less fortunate folk might experienced the expo. If you fit the bill and can spare the time during the event, drop me a line, and we can haggle over what percentage of my soul I'll have to trade for your pictures.

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In a kind of oblique way, I think we finally have confirmation that Bungie will be at MWNY: they'll be selling Action Sacks there. ;)

This info comes courtesy of a Bungie employee via a post at the b.b.org forum, and may well confirm that visitors to MWNY will indeed have to watch out for the Bungie booth. Now, we must find out if there will be a stampede or not...

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Quite a bit of murmurings about hidden files on the Action Sack CD, and everyone is waiting with baited breath for their copy to arrive. Nobody really knows what they're all about yet (instructions on opening them are being discussed at b.b.org's forum), but anything is an improvement over a vacuum.

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A new poll, regarding monitor resolutions, is up at bungie.net. A development related question perhaps? Hmm, I'm probably just missing the joke...

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My bad, forgot to provide some links to Blake's writings. Songs of Experience was the first one I managed to find, and provides plenty of thought food, and Marathon's Story has provided another pair of very good links to additional works.

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A substantial alteration to the news format, aimed at both coping with the low news influx and to make possible a news updater (hallelujah!). Should be both smaller and faster, too... feeling minimalist again.

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MacOS Rumors had an interesting tidbit in their news today (nice of them to come back from vacation with such a generous offering), which Marathon's Story has also already delved into. According to MOSR, Bungie has been hinting at having Myth II, Oni, and even Blam demos ready to ship with MacOS X at MWSF in January 2000. As if we didn't have enough things to wait for.

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Funny how news appears when you begin to learn to live without it. Marathon's Story has recieved a fifth (and brief) Cortana letter, and is already right down to the nitty gritty of analyzing it. Apparently, Cortana has a thing for William Blake... highly recommended reading for Blam groupies.

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With the sudden threat of a fourth letter and an even greater backlog, I've buckled down and finished off our long delayed analysis of the first three Cortana letters.

Most of the points have already been explored, but it was worth going back over and drawing some definitive conclusions and looking at the letters as a set. Among them are such items as Cortana's relationship to Durandal, and less debated topics as her personality and gender (yes, I said her ... heh).

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